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New Beginnings Lutheran Church
85 minutes | Aug 14, 2022
Forgiveness, Week 2
You were caught red-handed. When your trial begins, fear and dread cause sweat to roll down your back and your temples to throb. The verdict of the judge falls like a guillotine and you sense your life is over, but she declares you, “Innocent.” You’ve been “justified”... you’ve been forgiven.
63 minutes | Aug 7, 2022
Forgiveness, Week 1
Have you ever fantasized about redoing your life knowing what you know now so that you can do it better? Forgiveness grants us the opportunity for a fresh start; the Bible calls it being “born again.”
55 minutes | Jul 31, 2022
What Does It Mean that Jesus Sits at the Right Hand of the Father?
Do you consider Jesus to be your friend? Is He your Lord? Does He rule your life? Does He rule the universe? Jesus is God exalted. He sits on the mighty throne of heaven. What does this mean for you and the church?
86 minutes | Jul 24, 2022
Why Did Jesus Ascend into Heaven?
Would you want Jesus to be someplace in particular, or every place? I’m not sure how to answer this yet, but hopefully we can flesh this out together … with some help.
52 minutes | Jul 17, 2022
Why Did Christ Descend into Hell?
Suffering is no surprise in this world. “Hell” is not an infrequent descriptor for the hardships of life. We’ve all heard someone say that they’re, “going through hell.” Jesus really did. But what does that mean?
73 minutes | Jul 10, 2022
Chapter 21: A Not Yet Answered Prayer
God’s people sought to build the temple. Christ created the Church. God’s people seek to restore a city on earth. Jesus brings to earth the City of God! God’s people were scattered around the word, but the Lord brings forth all the nations. Accompanying reading: Ezra 7 Nehemiah 1-2; 4; 6-8 Malachi 1-4 The Story, Chapter 21
55 minutes | Jul 3, 2022
Chapter 20: You Were Born for a Reason
It is important to know that you were born “for such a time as this.” That is what Esther’s (aka, Hadassah) uncle reminded her. God has a purpose for you. This isn’t just a self-help book trope, but the truth God lodge in every heart that beats. Accompanying reading: Esther 1-9 The Story, Chapter 20
77 minutes | Jun 26, 2022
Chapter 19: How Do You Put God First?
What does it mean to put God first? For the Persian province of Judah, in the sixth century Before Christ, it was to build a temple. What timeless principles might we find in this ancient text? Accompanying reading: Ezra 1-6 Haggai 1-2 Zechariah 1; 8 The Story, Chapter 19
61 minutes | Jun 19, 2022
Chapter 18: Jesus-Photo-Bomb
Divine deliverance is one thing, but pre-incarnate appearances of Jesus are quite another! Have you ever considered the reality that Jesus exists before He was born? And, frankly, what does it matter? Accompanying reading: Daniel 1-3; 6; Jeremiah 29-31 The Story, Chapter 18
61 minutes | Jun 5, 2022
Chapter 16: Prophecy and History
When God promised a virgin would be with child, Christmas was not the immediate point of the conversation. Something more akin to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine would apply to the original context of that prophecy. This all took place eight-centuries before the birth of Jesus! Accompanying reading: 2 Kings 17-19 Isaiah 3; 6; 13-14; 49; 53 The Story, Chapter 16
47 minutes | May 29, 2022
Chapter 15: God Uses the Ordinary to Accomplish the Extraordinary
What if I told you that a bubble bath would cure cancer? Would you believe me? Of course not! But what if God told you that a bubble bath would cure cancer? Would you believe God? Accompanying reading: 1 Kings 17-19 2 Kings 2; 4; 6 Hosea 4-5; 8-9; 14 Amos 1; 3-5; 9 The Story, Chapter 15
67 minutes | May 22, 2022
Chapter 14: A Kingdom Divided by Bad Counsel
When you want something really bad, but you suspect it may not be the best recourse, who do you consult? Don’t seek the echo-chamber. Seek dissenting voices to deepen your analysis. Seek contrary advice to make good choices. Accompanying reading: 1 Kings 12-16 The Story, Chapter 14
63 minutes | May 15, 2022
Chapter 13: The Wisest in the World, and Worldly!
Solomon could have asked for great wealth, but instead he asked for wisdom. So God gave him wisdom and wealth. But then he fell into temptation. What can we learn from this? Accompanying reading: 1 Kings 1-8; 10-11 2 Chronicles 5-7 Proverbs 1-3; 6; 20-21 The Story, Chapter 13
51 minutes | May 8, 2022
Chapter 12: An Adulterer After God’s Own Heart
We will be surprised who is in heaven and who is not. Just sayin’! David had his way with a woman, killed her husband, and God didn’t strike him dead. Nope. Accompanying reading: 2 Samuel 11-12; 18-19 1 Chronicles 22; 29 Psalms 23; 32; 51 The Story, Chapter 12
70 minutes | May 1, 2022
Chapter 11: Un/necessary Self Restraint?
Is it ok to kill in self defense? Apparently, sometimes not. It appears that faith can lead us to spare a life of someone who doesn’t deserve it. Go figure! Accompanying reading: 1 Samuel 16-18; 24; 31 2 Samuel 6; 22 1 Chronicles 17 Psalm 59 The Story, Chapter 11
73 minutes | Apr 24, 2022
Chapter 10: Good Answers To Bad Prayers
What if God gives you what you want, but what you want isn’t what God knows is best for you? Can that happen? Well, it did. And God’s people paid the price and then some. Accompanying reading: 1 Samuel 1-4; 8-13; 15 The Story, Chapter 10
62 minutes | Apr 17, 2022
Christ is Risen! Hallelujah! The hereafter is here. Eternity has arrived. The ramifications of Easter extend from forever to today. Every day of the rest of our eternal lives is it working out of what God has already worked into all of creation.
42 minutes | Apr 15, 2022
There is no Easter without Good Friday. During this service, we will have six eye-witness testimonies to God’s death in Jesus Christ. We were there when they crucified our Lord through the disciples, the soldiers, and the criminals. The mission of Jesus finds culmination in the cross and fulfillment in our hearts.
64 minutes | Apr 10, 2022
How Can We Help You in PRAYER?
I’ll say this as often as it takes for everyone to “get it” ─if you want people in your life to experience God’s reality, pray with them! Yes, pray for them, but also with them.
76 minutes | Apr 3, 2022
What Good Can We DO Around Here?
NBLC used to have five rakes available for serving our community. Now we have two-to-four hundred. Some churches have a ministry van or bus, but NBLC has hundreds of cars ready for service. Do you know what I mean?
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